Caribbean people love a Sunday cleaning session — my father especially. I remember my sister and I helping to clean the house from top to bottom as if the Queen of England herself would be over for Sunday dinner that night. No matter how much I hated cleaning, I begrudgingly looked forward to it because my dad always had music playing. That was the best time, dancing around and soaking up all that culture. Now, as a semi-successful adult, I have not-so-shockingly adopted the tradition. Although less frequent than once a week (don’t judge my life), I attack any cleaning my space with the same fervor and discipline as my dad. I have to play music and it has to be a reggae playlist. Here are some of my favorite hits you’ll need to include on your next Sunday cleaning playlist.

Beres Hammond – “Rockaway”

Tanya Stephens – “These Streets”

Buju Banton – “Wanna Be Loved”

Jah Cure ft. Phyllisia – “Call On Me”

Bob Marley – “Buffalo Soldier”

Bob Marley – “Three Little Birds”

Sizzla – “Solid As a Rock”

Shabba Ranks – Ting-A-ling (oh sweet, sweet nostalgia)

Cutty Ranks – “Limb by Limb”

Terror Fabulous ft. Nadine – “Action”

Buju Banton – “Champion”

Gregory Isaacs – “Night Nurse”

Pressure – “Love And Affection”

Richie Spice –  “Youths Dem Cold”

Chaka Demus & Pliers – “Murder She Wrote”

Sean Paul ft. Sasha – “I’m Still In Love With You”

Brick & Lace – “Love Is Wicked”

Wayne Wonder – “No letting Go”

Jah Cure – “Before I Leave”

Gyptian –  “Beautiful Lady”

Enlist a couple friends and turn this into a cleaning party!


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